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Concert: Metallica, Mariah Carey and Biden at the planet’s bedside

New York hosted a huge benefit concert for the climate and against poverty on Saturday, rolling up a dozen stars from Metallica to Mariah Carey and international leaders like Ursula von der Leyen and, via video, the Biden couple. Behind this event, which has taken place every year for the past ten years at the …

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The “pirates”, those winemakers who break the codes of Bordeaux

No more “grandparents’ bottle served during Sunday lunch.” In Bordeaux, a group of “pirate winemakers” are advocating innovation to dust off the image of local wines, which some consumers are shunning. It’s harvest time at Château Cazebonne in the Graves. Its owner Jean-Baptiste Duquesne, to check their ripeness, tastes the purple and bronze berries of …

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Embraced by emotion, the United Kingdom bids farewell to Elizabeth II

A grandiose funeral concluded by 2 minutes of silence: A UK embraced by emotion bid farewell with great pomp to Elizabeth II, the devoted and “cheerful” sovereign of worldwide popularity, on Monday in the presence of hundreds of foreign dignitaries. A chapter in history has opened with this religious funeral at Westminster Abbey in London …

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Undermined by Inflation, Bitcoin Plunges on the Eve of the ‘Merger’

Bitcoin was under pressure on Wednesday, the day after the release of stronger-than-expected inflation in the United States and on the eve of the major change in its main competitor Ether’s transaction validation system, dubbed “The Merge”. Like the stock markets, the queen of cryptos has given up a good chunk of gains made over …

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Geneva Watch Days: watchmakers more motivated than ever

On the occasion of the 3rd edition of the Geneva Watch Days, watchmakers are optimistic about the economic conditions in the sector. Despite uncertain supplies but thanks to an unprecedented level of sales, they remain hopeful about the future of their timepieces. “I have the watches ready, but I don’t have the boxes to deliver …

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Deneuve and Julianne Moore, a glamorous duo to launch the Mostra

With Julianne Moore as President of the Jury and Catherine Deneuve as guest star, the Venice Film Festival, the oldest film festival that has become the springboard for the Oscars, kicked things off with a glamorous touch on Wednesday. Guest of honor Catherine Deneuve is expected to kick off the evening on the red carpet …

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A disposable paper battery that can be activated by water

Empa researchers have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery. It could power a wide range of low-power disposable electronic devices such as smart tags or environmental sensors. The battery, designed by Gustav Nyström and his team, consists of at least one cell, measuring one centimeter square, made up of three inks printed on a rectangular …

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WHO is to decide whether monkeypox deserves high alert

The WHO Expert Committee on Monkeypox began its meeting in Geneva on Thursday to determine whether the current outbreak of cases constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, its highest alert level. The meeting is expected to last several hours, the World Health Organization (WHO) told the AFP news agency. This emergency committee will …

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